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Training and Career Development Funding Opportunities To Enhance Workforce Diversity

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The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is interested in enhancing the diversity of the biomedical workforce by supporting research training and career development of individuals from groups that are underrepresented in health-related research, including racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Individuals from underrepresented groups may submit applications through any of NCCIH’s active funding announcements. In addition, the Center offers a range of funding announcements specifically designed to provide support to students, postdoctorates, and other early-career investigators from underrepresented groups. These training and career development funding opportunities to enhance diversity are listed below.

If you are interested in applying for a training or career development award, please contact Dr. Lanay Mudd or another NCCIH program director to discuss the relevance of your proposed research to NCCIH’s research priorities.

Note: General information may be found in two National Institutes of Health (NIH) Guide Notices, Racial and Ethnic Categories and Definitions for NIH Diversity Programs and for Other Reporting Purposes and Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity.

Administrative Supplements

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Fellowship

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Career Development Awards

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Other Awards

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R16: Support for Research Excellence (SuRE) Award (R16 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)PAR-21-16903/18/2109/08/23Faculty
SuRE is a research capacity building program designed to develop and sustain research excellence in U.S. higher education institutions that receive limited NIH research support and serve students from groups underrepresented in biomedical research (see NOT-OD-20-031), with an emphasis on providing students with research opportunities and enriching the research environment at the applicant institutions. The purpose of SuRE awards is to provide research grant support for faculty investigators who have prior experience in leading externally funded, independent research but are not currently funded by any NIH Research Project Grants with the exception of SuRE or SuRE-First awards.
R16: Support for Research Excellence – First Independent Research (SuRE-First) Award (R16 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)PAR-21-17303/18/2109/08/23Faculty
SuRE is a research capacity building program designed to develop and sustain research excellence in U.S. higher education institutions that receive limited NIH research support and serve students from groups underrepresented in biomedical research (see NOT-OD-20-031) with an emphasis on providing students with research opportunities and enriching the research environment at the applicant institutions. The purpose of SuRE-First awards is to support research grants for faculty investigators who have not had prior independent external research grants.
NCCIH, NEI, NIAAA, NIDA, NIMH, NINR, and NINDS Research Opportunities for New and "At-Risk" Investigators to Promote Workforce Diversity (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)PAR-22-18109/07/2209/08/25Faculty